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11 pregnant women buried live in eastern Uganda

 

Tears and shock engulfed the people of Bududa district in eastern Uganda after 11 pregnant women were buried live by the mudslides. The ministry for disaster preparedness confirms that 28 people were buried live including the 11 pregnant women.

The relief and disaster preparedness minister Steven Mallinga says his ministry is about to get more facts about the number of people who were buried by the soils on Monday.
The survivors of the mudslides are currently sleeping under trees but the line government ministry has provided them with tents, jerrycans and food.

Although the minister says that 28 people died in the incidence, the Uganda Red Cross Secretary Michael Nataka, says that over 72 people are still missing. All the victims of the mudslides were from four villages in Bulucheke sub-county in Bududa district.

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